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Reason #355 Why Having a Writers’ Group Is Invaluable

On the heels of my novel revision, I’ve been thinking and thinking about a new project. I’ve had the idea for a few months, and have some notes here and there. Many of them conflict with one another, as I’m figuring out who’s who and what’s going to happen. After finishing my first project, committing […]

October 24, 2013

What I Learned While Writing a Novel, Writing

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Taking a Rest

We’ve been in our new home for three days. I’m very happy to say we’re about seventy percent unpacked. There are still things to hang on walls, a kitchen counter to finish replacing, and a basement to sort out, but we are getting a little closer every day. Except yesterday.   Yesterday, we did almost […]

July 30, 2013

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Harry Potter and the Backstory

In almost every revision of my novel, I’ve had a reader (or six) say that there was too much backstory too early on. It’s an issue I’ve noticed in other pieces within my writers’ group as well. The author wants so badly to share the history of her characters, but the audience isn’t nearly as […]

June 27, 2013

What I Learned While Writing a Novel, Writing

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